IRIS News

2021 Apr 20th

UNAVCO and IRIS Joining Forces for Advancing Geophysics

Beginning in 2019, UNAVCO and IRIS began discussions focused on how both organizations can collectively work together to further advance geophysics support for the community. Continue Reading

2020 Nov 17th

IRIS Announces 2020 Slate of Candidates for Board of Directors

The IRIS Nominations Committee has announced the slate of candidates to fill several positions on the Board of Directors. Information about the candidates and the upcoming Annual Membership Meeting of the IRIS Consortium is available here. Continue Reading

2021 Apr 20th

Read the Spring 2021 Issue of the IRIS Data Services Newsletter

The newsletter highlights IRIS Data Services products and services. Continue Reading

2021 Mar 29th

Provide Your Input: Metadata for Legacy Seismic Data Survey

Please take a survey to provide your perspective as to which elements should be Required, Recommended, Optional, or Not Included in metadata for legacy seismic data. Continue Reading

2021 Mar 15th

IRIS to Host FREE “Seismology Skill Building Workshop for Undergraduates” This Summer

The Seismology Skill Building Workshop for Undergraduates is a FREE, not-for-credit workshop open to all undergraduate students or recent graduates who will be starting graduate school in the fall of 2021. Continue Reading

2021 Jan 21st

Follow-Up RFI: Final Call for Expressions of Interest from IRIS and UNAVCO Member Institutions for Hosting Future Geophysical Facilities

Much has transpired since the original Request for Information was issued in summer 2020, therefore we decided to publish this follow-up RFI. Continue Reading

2021 Jan 19th

Two Former IRIS Board of Directors Members Awarded Medals by the Royal Astronomical Society

The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) honored seismologists Thorne Lay and Emily Brodsky, both professors at the University of California, Santa Cruz, for their research contributions in geophysics. Continue Reading

2020 Dec 3rd

IRIS Data Services Winter Newsletter

Find out what's happening at the IRIS DMC in the Winter Newsletter! Continue Reading

2020 Dec 1st

2020 Board of Directors Election Results

The IRIS Consortium is very pleased to announce the results of the 2020 Board of Directors election. Continue Reading

2020 Nov 19th

IRIS Releases “Rapid Response Science and Instrumentation: A Community White Paper”

This white paper on rapid response science, capabilities, and instrumentation was assembled from community feedback gathered by IRIS over the past two years. Continue Reading

2020 Nov 19th

IRIS Congratulates Seismology Community Members Awarded AGU Honors

IRIS is pleased to recognize a number of seismology community members honored by the American Geophysical Union for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the Earth and space sciences. Continue Reading

2020 Sep 23rd

Request for Proposals - IRIS MT Software Development - Due October 20, 2020

Proposals to develop new software resources for the SAGE facility magnetotelluric (MT) program, managed by IRIS, should be submitted by October 20, 2020. Continue Reading

2020 Sep 18th

Alaska Transportable Array Station Affiliation Changes

Due to local, state, and federal travel restrictions in response to the pandemic and with the support of the National Science Foundation, IRIS postponed removal of most of the Alaska Transportable Array stations to the 2021 field season. Continue Reading

2020 Sep 1st

Nominations Sought for IRIS Board of Directors

Member Representatives are encouraged to contact the Nominations Committee to nominate candidates for the open positions (three Director positions, each with a term of three years). Continue Reading

2020 Aug 17th

World Series of Earthquakes

IRIS's World Series addresses regional tectonic forces and resulting recent and historic earthquakes around the world (ex. Japan, Alaska, Peru-Chile, Central America, Mexico, Pacific Northwest). Continue Reading

2020 Aug 5th

Register by August 16 - GAGE/SAGE Virtual Special Interest Group Meetings

Several of the Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings planned as part of the 2020 in-person GAGE/SAGE workshop are more timely this year so that important community feedback can be gathered to inform shorter-term activities. Continue Reading

2020 Aug 5th

Read the Summer 2020 Issue of the IRIS Data Services Newsletter

The newsletter highlights IRIS Data Services products and services. Continue Reading

2020 Jun 22nd

RFI: Seeking Expressions of Interest from IRIS and UNAVCO Member Institutions for Hosting Future Geophysical Facilities

IRIS and UNAVCO, both university consortia, are interested in identifying member institutions that may be willing to host one or more functions of a future (post-2023) merged IRIS-UNAVCO organization. Continue Reading

2020 Jun 17th

WANTED: Your Suggestions for the Name of a New Non-Profit - Deadline is July 15, 2020

IRIS and UNAVCO are working towards merging to become a new entity. What should this new, combined non-profit be named? Continue Reading

2020 Jun 12th

IRIS Statement on Racism in Geoscience

We at IRIS join our colleagues from across the country and around the globe in unequivocally denouncing racism. BLACK LIVES MATTER. We also know that racism is persistent in STEM and that there are systemic inequalities in academia and particularly in the geosciences. Continue Reading

2020 May 19th

IRIS Publishes 2020 At-A-Glance

This report provides an overview of recent IRIS activities. Continue Reading

2020 May 6th

IRIS Earthquake Browser Receives Best of Show Award in Earth Science from NSTA

The IRIS Earthquake Browser, a freely available online interactive application to explore recent and historical global seismicity and tectonic plate boundaries, was awarded the National Science Teaching Association’s 2020 Best of Show in the Tried & True Technology Teaching and Learning: Earth Science category. Continue Reading

2020 Apr 29th

Postponing GAGE/SAGE Science Workshop

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Board of Directors for UNAVCO and IRIS have agreed to postpone the in-person GAGE/SAGE Science Workshop until August 2021. Continue Reading

2020 Apr 27th

UNAVCO, IRIS and Partners Issue ‘Communicating Geohazards’ Handbook

This handbook is the product of a two-day short course with three remote follow-on sessions that covered responsible communication of geohazards with a focus on earthquakes and volcanoes of the Pacific Northwest, but is applicable to communicating about geohazards of all types, anywhere in the world. Continue Reading

2020 Apr 24th

IRIS Announces its New President: Dr. Robert L. Woodward

The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Robert L. Woodward as President effective July 1, 2020. Continue Reading